Eric was born and raised in Seattle (Capitol Hill neighborhood) and attended O'Dea High School. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1988, Eric obtained his law degree, with honors (cum laude), from Pepperdine University Law School in 1992. He began his legal career in 1992 by forming the law firm of Nelson & Associates, P.S. with his father, Richard Nelson.
Although Eric practiced in a variety of legal fields early in his career, he quickly determined that his passion was representing those that have been injured and disadvantaged. As a result, he began focusing his law practice on personal injury. In 2006, Eric was named a "Rising Star Super Lawyer" by the Washington Law & Politics Magazine. Since that time, he has been named as a "SuperLawyer" by his peers and the Washington Law & Politics Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
In March of 2008, Eric formed the personal injury law firm of Nelson & Johnson, PLLC. Eric enjoyed great success representing injured parties while practicing at Nelson & Johnson, PLLC.
In 2015, Eric formed his current firm of Nelson Injury Law, PLLC, a Seattle-based personal injury law firm. Through Nelson Injury Law, PLLC, Eric continues to dedicate his practice to helping out people that have been injured by others' negligence and wrongdoing.
Eric is licensed to practice law in Washington State and the United States District Court, Western District of Washington. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle Member). Eric has also been appointed on numerous occasions to act as an Arbitrator for the King County Superior Court.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer 2013||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer 2012||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawer 2011||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer 2010||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Washington Rising Star Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Cum Laude||Pepperdine Law School||1992|
|Owner-Attorney||Nelson Injury Law, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Arbitrator (pro tem)||King County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program||2008 - Present|
|Owner-Attorney||Nelson & Johnson, PLLC||2008 - 2014|
|Owner - Attorney||Nelson & Associates, P.S.||1992 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2015 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||1996 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Member||1993 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Luiten v. City of Seattle||Settlement at mediation for $400,000.|
|McMahon v. Costas Opa||Settlement for $100,000|
|Alexander v. Roberts||Settlement for $370,000|
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|Website Publication||Top 5 mistakes people make after getting in a collision.||2015|
|Website Publication||Why Personal Injury Protection “PIP” and Uninsured-Underinsured “UIM” coverage is important.||2015|
|Website publication||Secrets from a SuperLawyer: 10 Tips That Win Cases!||2010|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Washington||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|UPS Students||Summary Judgment Motions||2013|
|Personal Injury Basics||Personal Injury Basics for Attorneys and Staff||2012|
|Product Liability Issues Related to Mechanical Engineering||Products Liability||2008|